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Fall 2019 Gold TPR™ Breeder Recognition

October 3, 2019

Fifty-one Hereford breeders achieved the Gold TPR™ (Total Performance Records) status for fall 2019. Established in 2005, the program recognizes breeders who participate in the American Hereford Association’s (AHA) Whole Herd Total Performance Records (TPR™) Program and go the extra mile. Gold TPR™ Breeders collect data at all levels of production and report data in […]


Prove the worth of your genetics with the hereford feedout program

September 26, 2019

The American Hereford Association (AHA), in collaboration with HRC Feed Yards, is gearing up to provide a Hereford Feedout Program this fall for purebred and commercial cattlemen alike. Along with many other benefits, this program will provide a great opportunity for participants to gain a deeper understanding of the cattle feeding industry through first-hand experience. […]


Identifying Genetic Markers to Predict Eye Pigment

September 12, 2019

The American Hereford Association (AHA) is collaborating with David Riley, Ph.D., Texas A&M, and Dorian Garrick, Ph.D., Massey University, New Zealand, to identify genetic markers to predict eye pigment and its potential relationship to eye disorders. Previous research suggests markers may exist that could assist in predicting an animal’s eye pigment. The first step to […]


Olsen Ranch Selects Bulls for 2020 Calf Crop

August 22, 2019

Olsen Ranch, Harrisburg, Neb., a National Reference Sire Program (NRSP) test herd partner, has selected 15 sires for its 2020 breeding program. This year’s sires are: 43910830 – SCHU-LAR ASSET 36F 43904896 – EFBEEF A250 TESTED F294 43800218 – CL 1 DOMINO 710E 1ET 43894968 – SHF FORESIGHT B413 F158 43934356 – JCS 1321 MARK […]


Research Study Favors the Baldy Female , courtesy of OSU animal scientists

February 22, 2019

Weight gain is almost a national obsession the first few months after the new year, and while humans may be most interested in dropping pounds, cattle breeders are more concerned with helping cows maintain a good body weight at a reasonable cost. “In this experiment, we set out to determine if we could potentially reduce […]